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Cardiology

As the premier cardiology program in the Rio Grande Valley, the DHR Health Heart Institute provides a wide range of diagnostic and interventional procedures for the treatment of cardiac and peripheral vascular disease. We combine the latest technology with patient-focused care to create the best healing environment. With the largest cardiology group south of San Antonio and 15+ locations across the Rio Grande Valley, we strive to deliver convenient access to high quality care when it’s needed most. DHR Health is proud to offer a Structural Heart, Valve and Endovascular Disease Program that provides innovative, multi-specialty care for patients with advanced heart disease.

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Estimator

This ASCVD Risk Estimator enables patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The results and recommendations provided by this application are intended to inform but do not replace clinical judgment. Therapeutic options should be individualized and determined after discussion between the patient and their care provider. DHR Health Heart Institute Cardiologist are available to assist you with the care you need.

ASCVD Risk Estimator

Cardiac Ablation

A cardiac ablation is a procedure to correct heart rhythm problems. The procedure can be done through open heart surgery, or through a minimally invasive method using a catheter. During the procedure, the tissue in the heart that is triggering the abnormal heart rhythm is destroyed using radiofrequency energy.

Chest Pain Center

The Chest Pain Center at DHR Health strives to quickly diagnose cardiac patients, begin treatment within minutes of arrival and significantly improve the chances of a positive outcome. We follow evidence-based protocols established by the American Heart Association and achieve success with early intervention and rapid initiation of therapy.

Computed Tomography (CT scan)

Computed tomography (CT scan) is a diagnostic medical test that produces images of the inside of the body. It can be used to detect if a person has a type of heart disease like atherosclerosis, the hardening of the artery walls.

Congenital Heart Disease

A congenital heart disease, or congenital heart defect, is an abnormality of the heart structure that you were born with. Some congenital heart defects cause no signs or symptoms, and others may cause symptoms later in life. Depending on the severity of the defect, your doctor may recommend close monitoring with an implantable heart device, or surgery to repair or replace the affected area of the heart.

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

When a coronary artery in the heart has become narrowed or blocked, surgery may be needed to restore blood and oxygen flow. Coronary artery bypass surgery uses a blood vessel from another part of the body to go around, or bypass, the blocked or narrowed artery. The blood vessel, which is typically taken from the chest, leg or arm, is attached from the aorta to the coronary artery below the point where it is blocked.

Echocardiography

An echocardiogram is a sonogram of the heart. It uses sound waves to produce images of the heart. A doctor may request this test to check the heart's structure and how well it functions.

Enhanced External Counter Pulsation

Enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment to stimulate the opening of small branches of blood vessels to create a natural bypass around narrowed or blocked arteries. The EECP treatment gently compresses blood vessels in the lower limbs to increase blood flow to the heart. The branches of blood vessels, called channels or collaterals, that open may become natural bypass vessels to provide blood flow to the heart, relieving the symptoms of angina.

Heart Failure Surgery

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and cannot supply the body with enough blood. Heart failure can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, or coughing. Heart failure can be caused by high blood pressure, narrowed arteries in the heart, diabetes or obesity. Not all conditions that lead to heart failure can be corrected or prevented, but lifestyle changes such as losing weight, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy diet may improve quality of life. When lifestyle changes and medications have failed to control symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery, such as coronary bypass surgery, heart valve repair or replacement, or a medical device such as pacemaker.

Heart Valve Surgery

Heart valve disease occurs when one or more of the four heart valves (mitral valve, tricuspid valve, pulmonary valve, and aortic valve) does not function properly. Heart valve surgery is done to repair or replace the affected valve(s).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging test that is used to detect or monitor heart disease, as well as assess the heart structure and function.

Pacemaker/ Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation and Monitoring

A pacemaker is implanted in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), placed in the same location, monitors heart rhythms and uses defibrillation to treat dangerous rhythms.

Stress Testing

During a stress test, a person will walk on a treadmill slowly and then at a brisk speed while a heart monitor tracks the heart's work. The test can show whether there is enough blood traveling through the arteries and to the heart, or if any heart irregularities are present.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, which carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart. When an artery in the wall of the aorta weakens, the wall balloons as blood pumps through it, causing an aortic aneurism. An aneurism that occurs in the portion of the aorta that runs through the chest is called a thoracic aortic aneurysm, which can be life-threatening depending on the size and location. Your physician may recommend surgery to remove the damaged section of the aorta and replacing it with a graft.

Thoracic Surgery

The thorax encompasses the vital structures in the chest, including the heart, lungs, esophagus, diaphragm, and major blood vessels. Thoracic surgery is done to treat and repair disease and injury within the chest. Surgical techniques include traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and robotic surgery.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve and relieve symptoms of aortic valve stenosis. TAVR is an option for people who can’t undergo traditional open-heart surgery or have a high risk of surgical complications.

Vascular Ultrasound

A vascular ultrasound is used to examine the circulation of blood vessels in the body. By evaluating the blood flow in the body, doctors can detect the presence, location and severity of disease.

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Our Physicians

Mahesh Changlani, MD

Cardiology
5521 N. McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8420
(956) 362-8448
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505 Angelita Dr.
Suite 14
Weslaco, TX 78596

(956) 362-8420
(956) 362-8448
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2795 Pharmacy Road
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

(956) 362-8400
(956) 362-3651
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Paul Manoharan, MD

Cardiology
1801 S. 5th St
Suite 114
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8400
(956) 362-3651
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119 Retama Drive
Suite C
Elsa, TX 78543

(956) 567-2500
(956) 567-2501
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Benjamin Robalino, MD

Cardiology
Locations
1801 S. 5th St
Suite 114
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8400
(956) 362-3651
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Twahid Shuaib, MD

Cardiology
1801 S. 5th St
Suite 114
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8400
(956) 362-3651
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520 S. Closner
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-8560
(956) 362-8565
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909 Business Park Drive
Suite 5
Mission, TX 78572

(956) 362-8265
(956) 580-6869
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Carlos Morales, MD

Cardiology
Locations
5513 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-8340
(956) 362-8350
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Hilary Almeida, MD

Cardiology
Locations
1817 S. D Street
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8430
(956) 362-8434
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Fiorella Llanos, MD

Cardiology
Locations
1200 E. Savannah
Suite 21
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8400
(956) 362-8434
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Luis Eguia, MD

Cardiology
Locations
1817 S. D Street
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8490
(956) 362-8495
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SM Golam Alam, MD

Cardiology
5525 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX 78572

(956) 362-8740
(956) 362-8795
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505 Angelita Dr.
Suite 14
Weslaco, TX 78596

(956) 682-1888
(956) 632-7933
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Richard Sanchez, DO

Cardiology
Locations
5525 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX 78572

(956) 362-8740
(956) 362-8795
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Michael Seawell, MD

Cardiology
Locations
5525 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX 78572

(956) 362-8740
(956) 362-8795
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Hector Soto, MD

Cardiology
Locations
5525 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX 78572

(956) 362-8740
(956) 362-8795
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Carlos D. Mego, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiology
Locations
1200 E. Savannah
Suite 7
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8460
(956) 362-8455
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Subbarao Yarra, MD

Cardiology
Locations
1200 E. Savannah
Suite 7
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8460
(956) 362-8455
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Dileep Menon, MD

Cardiology
201 N. FM 3167
Suite 104
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

(956) 362-3950
(956) 362-3959
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Francisco Bracamontes, MD

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Locations
1200 E. Savannah Ave
Suite 20
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8550
(956) 362-8559
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Amit K. Taggarse, MD

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Locations
5513 Doctors Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-8570
(956) 362-8575
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Daniel Martinez, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Locations
5513 Doctors Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-8570
(956) 362-8575
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Herschl Silberman, MD

Cardiology
520 S. Closner
Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 362-8560
(956) 362-8565
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1200 E. Savannah
Suite 21
McAllen, TX 78503

(956) 362-8400
(956) 362-8434
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Our Locations

Rio Grande City

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Rio Grande City)
5326 E. Highway 83
Building A, Suite 2
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

McAllen

DHR Health Heart Institute (McAllen)
5521 N. McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 362-8420
(956) 362-8448
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

McAllen

DHR Health Heart Institute (McAllen)
1801 S. 5th St
Suite 114
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 362-8400
(956) 362-3651
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Heart Institute (McAllen)
5513 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-8340
(956) 362-8350
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Heart Institute
5525 Doctors Drive
Edinburg, TX 78572
(956) 362-8740
(956) 362-8795
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

McAllen

DHR Health Heart Institute (McAllen)
1200 E. Savannah
Suite 7
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 362-8460
(956) 362-8455
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Elsa

DHR Health Heart Institute (Elsa)
119 Retama Drive
Suite C
Elsa, TX 78543
(956) 567-2500
(956) 567-2501
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Rio Grande City

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Rio Grande City)
201 N. FM 3167
Suite 104
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
(956) 362-3950
(956) 362-3959
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

McAllen

DHR Health Heart Institute Cardiovascular Surgery (McAllen)
1200 E. Savannah Ave
Suite 20
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 362-8550
(956) 362-8559
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Heart Institute Cardiovascular Surgery
5513 Doctors Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-8570
(956) 362-8575
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

McAllen

DHR Health Heart Institute
5517 N. McColl Rd.
McAllen, TX 78502
(956) 627-3832
(956) 627-3874
Hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Edinburg

DHR Health Heart Institute (Edinburg)
520 S. Closner
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 362-8560
(956) 362-8565
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

McAllen

DHR Health Heart Institute (McAllen)
1817 S. D Street
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 362-8430
(956) 681-0351
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Mcallen

DHR Health Heart Institute (McAllen)
4316 N. McColl Rd.
Mcallen, Tx 78504
(956) 362-8810
(956) 362-8819
Hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Weslaco

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Weslaco)
505 Angelita Dr.
Suite 14
Weslaco, TX 78596
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Mission

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Mission)
909 Business Park Drive
Suite 5
Mission, TX 78572
(956) 362-8265
(956) 580-6869
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

McAllen

DHR Health Heart Institute
100 E Ridge Road
Suite 202
McAllen, TX 78539
(956) 682-1888
(956) 632-7933
Hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Please call to get the most up to date physician availability

McAllen

DHR Health Heart Institute
1200 E. Savannah
Suite 21
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 362-8400
(956) 362-8434
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Patient-Centered Care

What our patients are saying

All of the staff was very nice & courteous. They took every precaution to keep each patient safe. Dr. Yarra was very polite & knowledgeable. He also spoke to my Mother in English & Spanish regarding her diagnosis, we felt very comfortable with him.
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
Dr. Urritia was very kind and professional. He took genuine concern about my complaints. Would strongly recommend.
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
All physicians and medical facilities should take a lesson from these folks. Absolutely the most superior place. Doctor is a marvelously great man!!
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
Dr. Carlos Morales made everything perfect it was easy fast and comfortable.
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
Dr. Silberman was outstanding.
DHR Health Patient Aug 24, 2020
I did not feel rushed. He took the time to listen and answer any concerns I had. Thank you!
DHR Health Patient Aug 24, 2020
He was my Dads Dr. and now my Moms Dr. We're 100 % Satisfied
DHR Health Patient Aug 24, 2020
Phone consultation. Satisfied with ongoing process.
DHR Health Patient Aug 24, 2020
I appreciated Dr. Ramirez’s clear explanations and patience dealing with questions I had… To the surgical team headed by Dr. Ramirez and to the nursing staff and technicians that assisted me, thank you again for your compassion and professionalism.
Arthur Williams Aug 20, 2020
I really like this Doctor and his staff. Very professional and accommodating.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Staff was extremely friendly. Shortest wait time ever. Thanks for your excellent services.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
I had no previous experience with Dr. Menon. I am happy I had the opportunity to be his patient. He is professional as well as kind and sincere.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Keep up the good work. This Dr. is wonderful.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Staff were very professional and polite – concerned to my satisfaction. Thank you.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020

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